Speaker: Andrew Hamilton

Mormons and Native Americans: Myths vs. Realities

Brigham Young is quoted as having said about Native Americans: “It is cheaper to feed them than to fight them.” Due to this and the Mormon belief that Native Americans are descended from the Book of Mormon people, it is a common myth that 19th-century Mormons were always kind to Native Americans. The reality is …

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The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History

The recently released book, “The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History”, by Darren Parry, Chairman of the Northwestern Band of Shoshone, is the first book to tell the story of “the largest massacre of Native Americans by federal troops in the history of the United States” from the perspective of the Shoshone Nation. In this …

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